Brands’ Dilemma: Target Elbows Way Into Upscale Beauty World

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On April Fools' Day, two shoppers tossed six beauty products into a large, red shopping cart at the Target store here, racking up a bill of more than $205, evidence of Target's move to go upscale by aggressively plucking department store brands.

From This Issue

An assortment of luxury brands found at the Target store in South Plainfield, N.J.

Beauty Features

Brands’ Dilemma: Target Elbows Way Into Upscale Beauty World

Target bids to plump its ever-in-flux beauty business.

clock April 4, 2008Molly Prior and Faye Brookman

Comme des Garcons fall looks on the runway.

Fashion Features

Kawakubo Latest H&M Collaborator

Bridging the gulf between conceptual fashion and the mass market, H&M has tapped Rei Kawakubo to collaborate on a collection for holiday retailing.

clock April 4, 2008Miles Socha

An overview of the selling floor

Beauty Features

MAC Unveils New Pro Store Concept

There’s a new concept in store for MAC Cosmetics: a prototype for all the brand’s future Pro Stores.

clock April 4, 2008Julie Naughton


Queens Raid Nets $5.5M in Counterfeit Goods

Investigators and New York City police officers raided a Queens warehouse, turning up an estimated $5.5 million in fake handbags and sneakers.

clock April 4, 2008Ross Tucker


Memo Pad: Naomi’s New Arrest… Tightening the Rules… Running Off

Whether it’s fodder for another reality-based magazine fashion shoot remains to be seen, but Naomi Campbell has fallen foul of the law again.

clock April 4, 2008Nina Jones and Stephanie D. Smith and Amy Wicks

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Donatella Time… Hey Jude… New Arrival

The Baselworld Watch Fair is on, and on Thursday Donatella Versace paid a quick visit to unveil her new style.

clock April 4, 2008WWD Staff

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Dior

Fashion Features

Questions Over Carla’s Clothes Budget

That’s a question that has been raging ever since Dior-clad French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wowed the Brits last week on an official visit with her husband, French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

clock April 4, 2008Miles Socha

A Harajuku Lovers Ad Visual

Beauty Features

Getting Dolled Up With Gwen Stefani

Seldom has the term “doll-like” been so applicable as in the case of Gwen Stefani’s September fragrance launch.

clock April 4, 2008Julie Naughton

Items from the Luxury Traveller Collection

Fashion Features

Armani for the Road

Luxury travel is Giorgio Armani’s bag — literally.

clock April 4, 2008Andrew Roberts

Jean-Claude Biver

Fashion Features

Biver’s Recipe for Brand Success

Jean-Claude Biver has put two major watch brands on the map: first Blancpain and now Hublot, where he is chief executive officer. Hublot is showing its latest collection at Baselworld, the timepiece trade show that began Thursday. One of the first…

clock April 4, 2008Robert Murphy

WWD Image


Inside-Out: Blonde Band’s New Web Gig

“You’re looking very blonde,” Mary Wells told Lesley Stahl, welcoming Stahl to the advertising legend’s Park Avenue apartment, where the ladies of…

clock April 4, 2008Irin Carmon

Beauty Features

Chemistry Taps Into Science of Hair Care

With their sights laser-focused on further penetrating the mass market hair care category, Beautology Brands ? the makers of Charles Worthington…

clock April 4, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Clean Seeks Boost From New Scents

Fragrance marketer Clean plans to bolster its men’s business and highlight the use of sustainable ingredients with several new scents this year.

clock April 4, 2008Matthew W. Evans

Marketing and Promotion

Coty, HSN in Prestige Distribution Deal

Coty Inc. is taking to the airwaves to sell its wares.

clock April 4, 2008WWD Staff

Beauty Features

Izod Fragrance Poised to Make Debut at Nordstrom

Izod, which is set to introduce a signature scent along with licensee Gemini Cosmetics Inc. next week, is aiming to make a big splash in fragrance.

clock April 4, 2008Matthew W. Evans


Kérastase Set to Roll Out Slew of Items

K?rastase Paris is doubling the number of items it will launch in 2008 as the luxury hair care brand embarks on one of its busiest years since entering…

clock April 4, 2008Andrea Nagel

Fashion Features

Morellato’s Contemporary Luxury

Morellato is relying on design, craftsmanship and a select portfolio of designer licenses to boost its fashion quotient, raise quality and expand globally.

clock April 4, 2008Luisa Zargani

Marketing and Promotion

Mouawad Group Targets Star Power

The Mouawad Group is starting to rack up prominent partners the way Nike does shoe deals.

clock April 4, 2008Rachel Brown


Sephora Headed To New Markets

Sephora has expansion plans in store.

clock April 4, 2008Ellen Groves

Beauty Features

Las Vegas Bets Big on the Beauty Biz

Why isn’t Las Vegas considered a beauty capital?

clock April 4, 2008Rachel Brown

Fashion Features

Vhernier Evolves Under New Owner

When Carlo Traglio decided to switch from bottling Coca-Cola to designing jewelry, he had no doubts about the kind of company he wanted to acquire.

clock April 4, 2008Alessandra Ilari

Marketing and Promotion

Snippets: Good Cause… Dove’s Latest Reel… Stress Free…

The Body Shop and MTV kicked off their Move Your Lips campaign to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS on Thursday with an event at The Body Shop at New York’s…

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